The Political and Social Theory of Max Weber
30%
off

The Political and Social Theory of Max Weber : Collected Essays

3.2 (5 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

Wolfgang J. Mommsen is one of the foremost Weberian scholars writing today. In this volume, a sequel to his monumental study Max Weber and German Politics , he provides succinct and incisive statements on current developments in the analysis of Webera s work. The book concentrates upon Webera s engagement with political issues and their influence over his more theoretical concepts. Mommsen offers a critical analysis of Webera s notion of democracy and provides a thorough assessment of Webera s views of socialism against the backcloth of German Social Democracy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 18mm | 372g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 074561132X
  • 9780745611327
  • 1,771,087

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Politics and Social Theory. 1. Politics and Scholarship: The Two Icons in Max Webers Life. 2. The Antinomical Structure of Max Webera s Political Thought. 3. Max Webera s Theory of Legitimacy Today. Part II: Max Weber on Socialism and Political Radicalism. 4. Capitalism and Socialism: Webera s Dialogue with Marx. 5. Joining the Underdogs? Webera s Critique of the Social Democrats in Wilhelmine Germany. 6. Roberto Michels and Max Weber: Moral Conviction Versus the Politics of Responsibility. Part III: The Development of Max Webera s Theoretical Ideas. 7. Max Weber on Bureaucracy and Bureaucratization: Threat to Liberty and Instrument of Creative Action. 8. Ideal Type and Pure Type: Two Variants of Max Webera s Ideal--typical Method. 9. Rationalization and Myth in Webera s Thought. 10. The Two Dimensions of Social Change in Max Webera s Sociological Theory. Part IV: The Rediscovery of Max Weber. 11. Max Weber in Modern Social Thought. Notes. Index.show more

Review quote

a This lively, well--written volume is a valuable addition to the literature on Max Weber.a Choice a As an interpreter of Weber, ... Mommsen is of the first rank and this book makes clear the historical dimensions of Webera s thought, the value commitments which underlay it and Webera s pre--eminent position as a theorist of modernity.a ANZJSshow more

About Wolfgang J. Mommsen

Wolfgang Mommsen is the author of numerous works including Max Weber and German Politics: The Age of Bureaucracy and Max Weber and his Contemporaries. He is also editor of the Max Weber Gesamtausgabe.show more

Rating details

5 ratings
3.2 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 60% (3)
3 0% (0)
2 40% (2)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X